Houston Ebony Opera Guild will hold African American Music Gala on March 2
Hall Johnson’s SON OF MAN will be performed by Chorus with Narration by Bishop Robert E. Hayes
The Houston Ebony Opera Guild Chorus announces its Twentieth-eighth consecutive African American Music Gala, an annual concert celebrating the works of Black composers. This year’s program will feature SON OF MAN, composer Hall Johnson’s acclaimed but rarely performed cantata based on African American Spirituals. Conducting the chorus will be Roland Carter, a leading American choral conductor, composer and recognized authority on African American music traditions.
The narrator for the cantata will be Bishop Robert E. Hayes, Jr., a Houston native and retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, who remains active internationally as a religious leader and highly acclaimed speaker.
The African American Music Gala will be held at Westbury United Methodist Church, 5200 Willowbend Boulevard, Houston Texas 77096. Concert tickets may be secured in advance at houstonebonymusic.org or by calling 713-335-3800. The price range includes the following options:
- Individual tickets: $30 per ticket in advance or $35 at the door
- Group rate: $25 per ticket for a group of 10 or more.
The Annual African American Music Gala is sponsored by Friends of Houston Ebony Opera Guild (FHEOG). Linda Hollins serves of General Chairperson of FHEOG; Patricia Gregory is 2019 Gala Concert Chairperson.
For interviews or additional information, contact Dr. Jason Oby or Mary Marks Guillory at 713-335-3800. An alternate number of Guillory is 713-591-6439.